3 Au­di­toire de Calvin

Timeless Travels Magazine - - SWITZERLAND -

Sit­u­ated opposite the right side of the Cathe­dral, you could be for­given for miss­ing this sim­ple, plain build­ing. Orig­i­nally built in the 15th cen­tury, in the mid-16th cen­tury it be­came the gath­er­ing place of English, Scot­tish, Dutch and Ital­ian Protes­tants to wor­ship in their na­tive lan­guages.

John Knox also preached here af­ter he came to Geneva as a refugee from Scot­land, and it was here that he and fel­low coun­try­men de­cided to trans­late the Bi­ble into English. It took three years, from 1556-1559 and be­came known as the ‘Geneva Bi­ble’. It is still a place of wor­ship to­day.

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